As we described in a recent webinar, Florida C.A.N.! supports communities across the state that are forming local college access networks (LCANs), which are multi-sector alliances committed to building a college-going culture and dramatically increasing postsecondary attainment in their regions.
It’s a game-changing, collaborative approach to college access that builds a common agenda around shared metrics and aligns programs and initiatives to move the needle on college access and success.
Florida C.A.N.! encourages communities to utilize a framework known as “collective impact” for organizing local college access networks, as it has proven to be very successful in communities throughout the country in helping to foster systemic, transformational change for the common good.
So we are pleased to share the news that FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions has launched the Collective Impact Forum. FSG is a nonprofit consulting firm that works across all sectors to help communities strategize, evaluate and research ways to implement collective impact solutions to social and environmental problems. An initiative of the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Institute for Community Solutions also works across the country to foster community-wide solutions, mixing the efforts of nonprofits, businesses, philanthropic organizations and local government.
The Collective Impact Forum is an interactive web site to meet and learn from others who are working to advance the practice of collective impact and create large-scale social change.
On the Collective Impact Forum you can
- Access case studies and stories about education-centered and employment/workforce development collective impact missions.
- Take a self-assessment to understand what your organization needs to accomplish to be ready to take up the collective impact approach.
- Ask questions, share advice, and discuss new ideas in the Community forum.
- Connect with other practitioners, funders, and backbone organizations through the Profile Directory.
- View videos and listen to webinars by other groups who have created community-wide solutions to social problems using a multi-sector approach.